UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Kattar- Carlos Condit vs Matt Brown: Prediction and Anaysis

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January 14, 2021 11:01 am

UFC legends Carlos Condit and Matt Brown will finally square off at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Kattar. The aforementioned welterweight scrap is several years in the making, and the two icons will finally get an opportunity to duke it out. Moreover, there’s a good chance that either Condit or Brown will decide to walk away following their fight.

The bout comes in as the co-main event on a noteworthy card for the UFC. UFC Fight Island 7 will air on ABC and it the first to make it on network television. This is a huge deal for the sport considering the storied history that boxing has with ABC. Moreover, the card will surely get plenty of exposure as it is stacked with exciting match-ups.

UFC welterweights: Carlos Condit vs Matt Brown

‘The Natural Born Killer’ is heading into his 45th professional fight and has been a UFC and WEC stand-out for ages. Condit snapped a 5-fight losing streak with a vintage performance over Court McGee in his last contest. Prior to his most recent win, Carlos Condit hadn’t won a fight since May 2015.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 04: (L-R) Court McGee kicks Carlos Condit in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on October 04, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

Condit has a skillset that is defensively sound, especially when facing an overly aggressive opponent. Although his chin isn’t what it once was, his last fight showed that despite the wear and tear, he’s still got shades of ‘NBK’. Moreover, he is comfortable if the fight were to head towards the ground.

Matt Brown comes into the fight off a TKO loss to Miguel Baeza from May 2020. Prior to the loss, he was building somewhat of a run with two straight wins. Brown is a pressuring force with veteran experience that is sure to make this an exciting scrap. ‘The Immortal’ is not one to disengage when the pressure is being put on him, and he’s comfortably durable.

However, leaving leg kicks unchecked could be a detrimental factor when facing a precise striker like ‘The Natural Born Killer’. Carlos Condit’s last performance will give him the confidence that he can show Matt Brown new, never-before-seen looks. Moreover, a safe pick in a pure firefight would have to go to the more economical fighter in Condit.

Prediction: Carlos Condit to claim a unanimous decision victory

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Darryl Pinto

Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live. Having competed in MMA at a collegiate level, he makes a conscious attempt to integrate an athlete's breakdown of MMA techniques like striking, defense and grappling into his penmanship of the sport as he seeks to give the reader a well-rounded point of view. Before becoming the lead MMA writer, Darryl has also written articles for the NFL and boxing divisions. He began watching UFC 11 years ago at UFC 117 when Chael Sonnen went to war against the middleweight GOAT Anderson Silva.

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